I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.
There are a few technical elements that immediately stick out between amateur and professional photographs.
As outdoor photographers, we witness some of the most sublime feats of natural beauty, as well as some of the most delicate nuances often missed by others.
Antelope, Little Wild Horse, Peekaboo, Secret.
The light level was in the basement, and the wolves were very active.
There's nothing like getting out in the summer when the weather is warm, the days are long and the landscapes are inviting.
I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.
It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.
Beginning in the early 1990s, I set out to explore and photograph every nook and cranny of the canyon country across southern Utah, from the volcanic highlands of the Aquarius Plateau to the remote backcountry of the Dirty Devil Canyons.
Before me in the setting sun, three half-circle rainbows rose from the mists of Kaietuer Falls in Guyana.
Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options. In this...
Like many of us, my love of photography began with the wild landscape.
After a long winter of bare trees and monochrome landscapes, the cornucopia of colors that erupts in spring is visually overwhelming. ...
For the first time since the invention of the medium, photographers are now able to create images that rival our visual memory. ...
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Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. Spring and summer are prime time in the National Park...
Probably 90% of my images live on my hard drives and never manifest themselves in the non-digital world.
Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.
When choosing a macro lens, it’s not just about magnification. ...
Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. ...
To do this in Photoshop, you need to use things like selections, feathering, layers, adjustment layers and layer masks. ...
Also labeled: Software How-To
Menacing gray clouds filled the sky when I arrived before dawn on the crest of Black Face in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado. ...
The view out my window was pretty lousy! Sunrise looked to be dull and dark with thick clouds obscuring the sun.
Many photographers have aspirations, secret or otherwise, of hanging our finest works on the walls of an acclaimed art gallery. Many...
I love the way winter fog and mist can simplify the landscape and lend a tranquil mood to a scene.
Every photographer will have grappled with the question of how much to edit photos in the camera or later with tools like HDR software, Photoshop and Lightroom.
I have one of the new Canon cameras that allows multiple captures on a single frame.
I wondered if I was getting lazy in the field, or if these new digital options were providing more control and better results. ...
Sharpness is the most essential technical element of composition and quality in most photographs.
There's a wonderful miniature world out there you can capture with your camera.
If there's one thing I haven't been sweating too much in the 11 or so years since I went from shooting slides to shooting digital, it's exposure.
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